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Mind Matters

Mind Matters – News & analysis

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Two-thirds of industry want more wellbeing supportSubscription

Nearly two-thirds (64 per cent) of construction workers want better physical and mental wellbeing support from their employers, new research has revealed.

CN launches 2018 mental health survey Mind Matters

CN launches 2018 mental health surveySubscription

CN has launched a mental health survey for the second year running to investigate the scale of the industry’s mental health issues.

Tom Fitzpatrick leader

It’s normal to talk about mental health – so do itSubscription

I was proud this week to stand on stage and collect an award on behalf of Construction News from mental health charity Mind. 

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CN wins national award for mental health campaignSubscription

Construction News has won a prestigious national award for its mental health campaign, Mind Matters.

Andy Steele chief executive Osborne

Osborne CEO: 'I want to leave behind a legacy'Subscription

Andy Steele opens up to Construction News about post-Grenfell reform, the mental health crisis and what really matters to him and his business.

Get support

Construction Industry Helpline 0345 605 1956 – managed and funded by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Mind, the mental health charity 0300 123 3393 – provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem
The Samaritans 116 123 – confidential 24-hour support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts

Mental health report puts spotlight on construction

Mental health report puts spotlight on constructionSubscription

Construction has been cited as an industry that suffers from higher than average mental health issues in a government-commissioned report.

Under pressure: What's pushing workers to breaking point?

Pressure points: What makes construction a stressful environment?Subscription

As construction marks World Mental Health Day, CN looks at the challenges in four main disciplines and asks what can be done to combat stress in this high-pressure industry. 

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WATCH: How can you help? Mace targets industry's mental healthVideoSubscription

Video: Mace has released a video aimed at combating the stigma surrounding mental health in the construction industry.

CITA 2017 Wellbeing Initiative RSK Group

Wellbeing Initiative of the YearSubscription

Health and wellbeing are high on the agenda right now and our eight finalists have all gone above and beyond to promote a positive environment for their employees.

Comment

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The most dangerous thing on a siteSubscription

He’d not slept properly for weeks, the single bed at his digs was too small.

Bill Hill CEO the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Hit by Carillion? Help is here for youSubscription

The collapse of Carillion has sent shockwaves through the construction community and will have far-reaching consequences for our industry and the economy.